Podcast: How to Grow Sustainable, Local Food Systems

LIFT Economy partner and worker-owner Kevin Bayuk interviews Jessica Prentice, inventor of the term "Locavore" and founder of Three Stone Hearth — a cutting edge community-financed, worker-owned cooperative enterprise in Berkeley, California. Prentice takes a pragmatic view, seeing local eating as an educational exercise in "consciousness raising" rather than a necessary or sufficient solution to problems of modern food production and consumption. She is the author of "Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection," which combines essays arguing for local eating with recipes for local seasonal recipes matching the 13 lunar months of the year.

In this episode, Bayuk and Prentice discuss the deliberate investments Three Stone Hearth makes to create social and environmental impact, both in the community and foodshed, and also within the company itself.

If you only have two minutes, click here for a highlight from the interview.

This is part of a series of Next Economy Now podcasts we are publishing on Shareable. You can also listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunesOvercastStitcher, or your favorite podcasting platform.

Next Economy Now highlights the leaders who are taking a regenerative, bio-regional, democratic, transparent, and whole-systems approach to solving social and environmental challenges.  The goal of this podcast is to identify the trends, tips, and best practices that will help listeners better harness the power of business as a force for good.

Header image of Prentice courtesy of Three Stone Hearth